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Pretty Easter Gift
Are always apreciated if selected from articles
that can be kept and are of service. Our new
goods will add to the attire and others are
useful mementos of Easter tide. Pretty Bar
Pins, Cuff Pins, Beauty Pins, Link Cuff
Buttons, Hair Ornaments, Blue Bird Pins,
Rosaries. New Scapular medal locket, crosses
and crucifixes. We are always showing the
DIXON, The Jeweler,
U. P. Watch Inspector.
J DR. 0. II. CRESSLER, S
2s Graduate Dentist.
5 Office over the McDonald J
' . State Bank. e
Local and Personal
Bruce Brown returned Saturday from
a business visit in Ognlalla and Big
Mrs. Homer Hundley has returned
from a short visit with her husband at
Roy Lubbers will leave this week for
Sheldon, la., to spend a week with the
Mrs. Thompson, of Maxwell, spent
the latter part of last week In town
Francis Dunn expects to leave this
woek for Wood Itivor to spend Easter
holidays with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Smith expect to
motor to Sterling, Colo., soonon a
combined pleasure and business trip.
Mrs. Wolback returned the lattor
part of last week from an extended
visit with her daughter in La Hunta,
Bills are out announcing the produc
tion of "The Crowning of the Gypsy
Queen" to bo given by the Yeoman
Dramatic club at the Keith on March
Mrs. Howard Graham, formerly of
this city, who visited her sister Mrs.
Earl Stamp last week, re
turned to Council BluiTs Saturday even
ing. Charles Cunningham, route inspector
for the Cudahy Packing Co., of Omaha,
visited his brother Joseph Cunningham
and wife last week and let t Saturday
By reason of this great reserve
power, Buick cara do not labor or strain
under the stress of hard roads and high
hills. This is why they continue to give
satisfactory service for years after
other cars aro worn out and discarded
and why they produce as much power
af ;er long service as many moderate
price cars do when now.
To the Ladies of North Platte
We aro tho exclusive agents for the
Palmer Goats and Suits, which are rec
ognized to be the ;finost made in tho
united States for fit, quality and style.
Mot wo garments in ourtock are r.Iike.
As to price, they do not coot any more
than any ordinary make.
Ladies' Suits from $12.50 up. gfl
Ladies' Coats from 510.00 up.
All alterations free. Mrs. Poor, who
you havo known for so many years, is
in charge of this department, and will
see that you receive courteous attention
and complete satisfaction.
In addition to the largo assortment
we carry in stock, we also take special
orders selected from the Palmer sample
The Leader, Julius Pizer, Prop.
After Twenty Years.
Mrs. Louise Elias, wife of Blossio
Elms a former North Platte young man
now residing at Oxnard, Caf.. is soon
to have a visit from her father, whom
sho docs not remember of seeing. The
story is more like a romanco than leal
life. Mrs. Ellas' mother died shortly
aftor giving birth to tho daughter and
the father gave the child to the custody
of a grandmother, and then loft Shebo
yan, Mich., which had been their home.
Later the grandmother with the grand
daughter moved to Spokane, Wash.
Following the birth of the child the
father through his own negligence, lost
their whereabouts. Two years ago they
moved from Spoknne to Oxnard, and a
few months later tho girl, then eighteen
years old, was married to Blossie Elias.
In the meantine the father had grown
wealthy as a ship captain in Chicago,
and a year ago began the search for his
daughter, and last week his search wns
rewarded by locating her at Oxnard.
Ho is now enrouto to California to visit
Ills long lost child.
Charles Boguo left yesterday morning
for Cheyenne on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Durbin and
children returned Sunday evening from
Wellfleet where they visited relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Votaw and
baby, of Denver, arrived hero Sunday
evening to visit tho former's pnrents
for a couplo of weeks.
Mrs. Worrill, of Wheatland, Wyo.,
who had been visiting relntivea in
Cleveland, O., for several months came
lastnight to visither sister Mrs. D. E.
Morrill while enrouto home.
20 lbs Granulated beetf an
Sugar . J) 1 .UU
18. lbs Granulated cane(i nn
Sugar, for 51 ,J)
Tomatoes, full size pan 4(
standard per can.-. ; . .,.- 1UC
Corn standard per ran 7c jr
4 cans for ZDC
Quaker Oats large pkg. . iuC
Quaker Oato nmalLpk'gv 1UC
E. C. Corn Flakes 4 pkg.. (ZuC
Broken Rico per lb....f. . DC
Rico Jap type 4 lbs for. .. IdC
Prunes small size per lb. . . . DC
Corn Starch per pkg DC
Gloss Starch per pkg DC
Corn Starch Kingsfords per n
Silver Gloss Starch per pkg OC
Yeast Foam 4c pkg 3 for.. lUC
Lewis Lye per can OC
Eagle Lye per can oC
American Lyo per can OC
FelsNaptha Soap per cako. DC
Soda Crackers large boxes l
Oyster Crackers large
, t boxes per lb OC
K. C. Baking Powder 25 yr
Royal Baking Powder 1G lCn
Dr. Prices Baking Powder lCn
16 oz can 4DC
Kraut per can lUC
Hominy per can lUC
Pink Salmon perl can lUC
Sweet Potatoes per can.. 1 2,2.(1
Potatoes 16c peckpor en
Coffee fair grade per lb.. . ZoC
California Fruits in good 'in
syrup per can ZUC
Cocoanut best grade i lb C
package per pkg IDC
Evaporated AppleB per tr
Horso Shoo Tobacco, per iCr
Spear Head Tobacco per ir
Star Tobacco per lb 4 DC
J. T. Tobacco per lb 40C
We pay cosh for your butter and eggs.
1 Details of Gothenburg Wreck.
In Friday's Issue rather scant men
tion, owing to inability to securo defi
nite information, was made of tho ser
ious collision at Gothenburg early Fri
day morning between trains No. 12 and
No. 4, which rosultcd In tho death of
four people and injury to a score of
others. Those killed wero Edwin Os-
' terhout, of Salamanca, N. Y., who had
been visiting his brother at Sidnoy, and
I was enrouto home; Mr. and Mn. Au
gust Meyer of Dennison, Iowa, and
1 Mrs. Edith Hoon, a graduato nurse of
noyenne. Sevaral of tboso injured
suffered sevorly, one man having both
legs broken. Following tho accident a
relief train with Drs. McCabe, Kerr
and W. J. and J. B. Rcdficld was dis
natchod from this city Bnd a relief train
In charge of of Dr. Jonas was sent out
from Omaha. Tho injured woro prop
erly cared for and later taken to a hos
pital at Omaha. Tho dead woro kept
at Omaha and tho bodies pro
pared for shipment, or to await thq ar
rival of friends.
nit. foote's story.
Dr. Foot, of Omaha, who snent
Thursday in this city assisting Dr J. S.
iwmem m surgical operations, was a
passenger on train No. 4 and tells tho
following story of the wreck:
"I wentdown to tho North Platte
depot intending to tako No. 4 into
Omaha, but when it arrived, somo two
hours late, I found thnt every berth
was occupied and concluded to wait for
No. 12r--Uhen this train camo along I
bought my tickot and berth and soon
after getting aboard went to bed and
in a short time was sound asleop. The
next thing I know I was violently
thrown from my berth and into the
asile. Quickly slipping on my clothes
and finding everything in confusion, I
hurried out of the car and up to tho
train. Looking at my watch, I found
that it was 3:45 o'clock and that we
had beon on tho road about an hour and
a quarter, covering the thirty-five miles
between North Platte and Gothenburg.
"Gettingupto the front of tho train,
I found that tho engine of No. 12 had
plowed entirely through tho last sleeper
on tho rear of No. 4, reducing it to kin
dling wood, its pilot resting on tho
platform of the chair car in front.
"There was practically nothing left
of the sleeper, tho engine having gone
right up the center, splitting the car
in two and scattering the wreckage to
"By this time tho trainmen and tho
uninjured passengers has turned their
attention to tho injured. The dead wero
dug from tho wreckage and I think
tho dead wero all on tho north side of
the car.; Strange f s it may seem, none
of the bodios wero mangled or disfig-
, ured, apparently they wero killed by
I tho concussion instead of being cut or
"As soon as tho wreck occurred engine
whistles wero blown nnd the firo bell
commenced to ring. This aroused tho
citizens of the town and they lent valu
able assistance in carrying the injured
to the hotels, where they were made as
comfortable as possible.
"I worked over tho injured until the
track was'clearcd so that No. 12 could
getjaround the wreck, which, was about
three hours. Then these people wero
taken back to tho station and all put
into the rear sleeper, aftor which tho
train enmo ijn.to Omuha
'The- storm at Gothenburg and in
fact most of the way from North Platte
to Grand Island was tho worst that I
have ever seen during my twenty-five
years' residence in Nebrarka. It was
not so cold, but tho ground wns covered
with from eight inahes to a foot of
light snow and it wps being driven
nlong by a fearful gale, the velocity of
thqwind being estimated nt from fifty
to sixty miles per hour. The nir wns so
filled with the snow that it was impos
sible to distinguish objects ten feet dis
tnnt. "After the wreck I talked With En
gineer Weinberger npd tho other train
men, both on No. 4 nnd No. 12. No. 4
had not been at tho Gothenburg station
moro than a minute when it was struck
by No. 12. The flagman had been sent
back, but ho had not gone to exceed 100
feet before No12 bore down upon him.
He waved his jantorn, but if tho signal
was seen, it was too late, for an instant
later tho engine struck tho rear end of
"That tho block signal was at fault
is apprently certain, for it was said
that it was so filled with snow nnd ico
that it failed to work and consequently
did not show tho red light. And if it
had shown tho light, it is doubtful if it
could have been seen by tho engineer,
so dense was tho snow.
"Practically ever person in the
sleeper on the roar end of No. 4 was
killed or injured and the onlv wonder is
I that all were not killed. It seems like
a miracle that any escaped. Those who
were not killed wero buried beneath
timbers and bonrds and it was with
( considerable difficulty that they wero
uug oui. Anoincr wonuer is mat me
car did not tako fire.
"Thero was but ono sleenoron No. 4.
evorything ahead being chair cars. In
tho chair car next to the sleeper several
were injured by being thrown against
tho seats, but none of them seriously.
"In the sleeper in which I was riding,
on No. 12, the impact of the shock wns
something terrific. Going ntn speed of
no more than thifty miles por hour and
then coming to a dead stop in loss than
a car length, you can get an idea of
what it means to bo sound asleep and
tho next instant find yourself thrown
out into the aisle, perhaps, three to
six feet away.
TESTIMONY OF UMI'LOYRS.
Engineer O'Brien of train No. 4 testi
fied ho had been with the Union Pacific
cempany twenty-six years and had been
an engineer for sixteen years. Ho de
clared tho block system and signals
wero worKing won in spite 01 tho se
vere weather. Ho had been able to
make out signals, although ut times
this was difficult owing to flying snow
Tho ono block which did not work, I
u linen tcstuieu, was west or tho
I'latto river bridge, owing to which
fact he was twenty minutes farther
behind timo when no reached Gothen
burg, which wns at 3:30 o'clock n. m
1 O'Brien said his train left North Platte
three hours late. When he arrived at
Gothonburg, ho was nble to make a
good stop getting right under the coal
chuta and water tank. Ho said the
fireman had already filled tho water
tank and the man at the chuto was just
lowering it wnen tno collision occurred,
driving No. 4 forward two car lengths,
whea tho engino and first car broke
loose from the rest of the train. Tho
man lowering tho corfl chuto dropped
The New Dress Skirts for the Com-
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all Well Dressed Women.
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latest dictates of Dame Fashion, made of materials that will at . once
be recognized by fashionable and particular women as representing
thebest. (The trimmings and workmanship includes all tliat is
desirable and serviceable, combined with elegance, attractive models,
in all sizes. No woman should havo any trouble to select just the
garment" wanted while prices are unquestionable at low water mark.
May we have tho pleasure of showing them to you tomorrow?
off on tho roof of the second car.
The only instructions Engineer
O'Brien had, he snld, wore that if train
No. 12 caught up With him between
North Platte and Gothenburg ho was to
allow it to pass.
Fireman F. N. Koons, of North
Platte, testified in corrobation of tho
statement of his engineer O'Brien.
Flagman Frost on No. 4 testified that
ho had gono bnck along the track thirty
feet, when he distinctly heard tho
whlslo of No. 12 at the mile post. He
said that ho lit a fuse and that Engineer
Weinberger on No. 12 tooted his whistlo
twice to indicate that he saw tho signal.
J. L. Gibbon, train dispatcher at
North Plntte, testified that Brady Island
roportod No. 12 four minutes behind
No. 4. He said that this wns 'not con
John Weinberger, engineer on No. 12,
said thnt ho been a resident of North
Platto, twelve yearn and that ho had
been in tho employe of tho Union Pa
cific for twenty-seVcn years. "I did
not know that No. 4 was right ahead of
me,', ho stnttd, I was two hours ond
thirty minutes late nnd was trying to
mnko up time. At that timo I wns
only running two minutes over the reg
ular schedule time. I saw somo of tho
signals fairly well, but owing to the
sform it wns mighty hard for me to sco
j"If I had hnd two cur length? further
3,go I think I could havo stopped my
5nnine." ho said.
William R. Harding conductor on Nc.
12, said that he had been with tho Union
Pacific ten years nnd that ho wns will
ing to admit that nrilers had been vio
lated in crossing the Platte river bridge1
The rule was for the flagman to walk
ahend of the engine, but thnt ho rodo
over on the cowcatcher as tho bridge
was unfit to walk on. Ho said thnt he
remembered seeing No 4 leave North
Platte, but that ho had not thought to
speak about it to tho engineer.
"Wo wero going at a forty-milo clip
until we struck the first caution signal,
then wo Blowed downto about ton, and
were going at that rate when wo struck
"I picked up n Woman who was in a
dying condition nnd carried her into the
Charles T. Aldrleh, tho fireman on
No. 12 said that he knew No. 4. was
close ahead of them, and with this' ex
ception his evidence corroborated that
given by the engineer.
Ho remembered that the signs wero
all clear until after lie had crossed tho
Nortli Platto river, when ho struck a
caution signal about four blocks out of
Gothenburg. The noxt signal, he said,
was clenr, the next yellow, and thnt
when looking for the next signal to ap
pear he ran into a red fuse. lie de
clared that ho WU8 running about fifteen
miles an hour when ho saw tho fuse and
that ho had only gone two car lengths
when ho crashed Into No. 4.
FINDING OF INQUIIIY liOAHD.
Gothenburg, Neb. Mar. 15th, 1913.
The board of Inquiry, convened at
Gothenburc on Mnrch 15th, 1913, for
the purpose of placing the responsibility
for tho accident between trains Nos. 4
and 12 at Gothenburg, Nob., at 3:37 n.
m. of March 14th, 1913, find
That aftor a thorough investigation
into all tho facts and circumstances in
connection with said accident and after
an exhaustive examination of all of tho
wltncssess haying knowledge In regard
to same, that at tho timo of said acci
dent an extraordinary and unusual bliz
zard was prevailing at nnd in tho vi
cinity of Gothenburg. That tho safety
appliances for tho sofety of travel upon
safd railroad of Union Pacific Railroad
company wero operating perfectly at
Thst Urn cause of the accident wna
tho failure of theengineor, John Woin
berger, of train No. 12, to properly
observe the signals and place his train
under control passing tho second block
signal west of Gothenburg, which was
tho distant sitcnnl, and failure to
stop at tho homo block signal located
1100 feet west of tho point of accident.
Signed: Charles Ware, Genornl Man
ager, U. P. It. It., W. It. Cahill, Sup
erintendent. U. P. R. P., W. C. May,
Gen'l. Mgr. Telephone Exchange,
Gothenburg. C. C. Hampton, Cushier,
Gothenburg National Hank.
The verdict of the coroner's jury was
returned Suturdny night, ascribing tho
collision to weather conditions and ab
solving the trainmen from felonious in
tent. Tho fimlinir reads in substanco:
"Tho deaths wero duo to a rear ond
collision betwoeen trains No. 4 and 12
on tho morning of March 14, 1913; that
in tho judgment of the jurors tho acci
dental death of the pus&engers was due
to the very unusual severity of the
storm, making observation of Hignols
very difficult; that th death of tho
parties wan nft duo tu f 'if'"! intent "
Said 'one woman:-
Economy is best
expressed in this phrase:
economy with low
prices thinking thnt we save
when we spend little. It is
a false assumption as ap
plied to Gossard Corsets.
Their popularity here in
North Platte is lurgely duo
to their long wearing ser
vice and ubsolutc conform
ity to their' original lines.
"They keep their shape.''
The model hero shown
can be worn by the nvernge
woman who insists on tho
utmost for her expenditure.
Here is a true economy.
Seeing it will interest you
but wearing it will con
Priced al $5.00. Other
Gossard models up to, $25.
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iicox Department Store
Saturday, March 22, 1913
at 1 O'clock p. m., at my Implement Store corner
5th and Locust Streets, North Platte, Neb.
Some New and Some Second Hand.
Farm Wagons Spring Wagons Plows
Cultivators Riding Attachments for Plows
Hay Presses Mowing Machines Hay Rakes
Disc Grain Drills Deering Harvester and Binder
Stackers and Sweeps Heavy and Light Harness
Milch Cows and Heifers
Fresh or near fresh, including some grade
Including some pure bred Plymouth Rocks
Sums of $20 uhd under, cash. On sums ovor that amount
eight month's timo will bo Rivon on good bonhublo notes
bearing ton cent interest from date of sale. Thron nnr
cent off for cash. No proporty to bo removed until settled for.
Hattie M. Hershey. .
F. C. Fielsticker, Clerk. T. F. Watts, Auctioneer
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